UOC-MP organizes “religious peace march” from Donbas to Kyiv


More, Ukraine, War in the Donbas

On July 3, the UOC-MP launched “a religious peace march” from the Donbas to Kyiv by stirring up “mass support” through manipulation and provocation.

A few years ago miners staged a protest march from Donetsk to Kyiv. Will these local “saintly pilgrims” manage to reach the capital of Ukraine?

Oleksandr Vilkul

Oleksandr Vilkul

The “peace processions” from Donetsk (from the Holy Dormition Monastery) and Pochayiv (Pochayiv Monastery, Ternopil Oblast) are also organized and led by the a well-known Party of Regions member, Oleksandr Vilkul and his lackeys.

The “pilgrims” from Pochayiv and Donetsk are planning to meet in Kyiv on July 26-27. The march is well organized: plenty of water and food, portable tents, etc. Priests, women, children and men of all ages take part in the procession.

The participants will carry icons and portraits of Russian tsars.

Dmytro Tymchuk, leader of Information and Resistance, reports on his FB page:

“We have proof that “agitators” are operating in many towns and villages controlled by the “DNR” and “LNR” (i.e. local clergy and “activists). They are lobbying local people to travel to unoccupied Ukrainian territoriesy and join the “religious procession” from the Donbas to Kyiv, organized by the UOC MP.”

Tymchuk states that locals are consistently spreading rumors that many provocations have been planned during this procession.

“Peace march” itinerary here


In addition, the “DNR Ministry of State Security” has launched large-scale operations to identify and neutralize “Ukrainian spies and saboteurs”.  “The DNR military command” has ordered troops to clean up cities and suburbs, particularly in western regions bordering Ukrainian-controlled territories. They are also planning to send a special-purpose battalion, the so-called “DNR Republican Guard” to help in this action.



Translated by: Christine Chraibi

Source: Ekspres.ua

Source: Rostyslav Demchuk_FB

Dear readers! We need your help. COVID-19 has hit independent media outlets hard, but even more so in Ukraine, where most outlets are controlled by oligarchs. To make matters worse, several English-language media sources from Ukraine have closed recently. And even worse, this comes at a time of troubling government tendencies and amid a pro-Russian resurgence in Ukraine.  Help keep us online and reporting on the most important of Ukrainian issues for you in these troubling times, bringing the voices of civic society to the forefront of the information war. Our articles are free for everyone to use but we depend on our readers to keep going.  We are a small independent journalist team on a shoestring budget and have no political or state affiliation. If you like what you see, please support us with a donation

Tags: , , , , , ,